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Rusty and I aren’t big on surprises… well public, life altering ones that is, so both times we’ve found out in advance what we’re having. We’re also not very patient when it comes to waiting until the 18/20 week ultrasound. With Ranger we did the blood test that told us at 10 weeks, but this time we did an ultrasound at 15 weeks at Nashville 4D baby. Even though we find out first, it doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy surprising our friends and family by have a gender reveal party.
Knowing that we would be having a girl I knew we HAD to do a party because people would be completely shocked, just like we were. We were both convinced that this was a little boy to because I felt exactly the same way that I did the first time… but when they told us “GIRL” we were both in shock! I had already pictured our little family of 4 with Ranger having a brother, but God had a different plan. After a few days of changing that picture and buying some girl things, I was VERY excited to now have one of each.
Below are the party details!
We hosted the party on a Friday evening from 5:30-6:30pm as a cocktail type hour for our friends and family. I had about a week to plan it so it was all done very quickly and efficiently. I sent out a gender reveal evite because I definitely didn’t want to wait for invites to arrive, send them out and wait for RSVPs. I chose to have beer and wine for a little happy hour treat and a fruit and cheese platter, veggie cups and macaroons. Your menu can vary, but the blue and pink details are what I’m sure you’re most interested in.
I used the ever so faithful Amazon to help me supply the simple decor for the party… and the $1-$5 bins at Target (which are stocked full of pink and blue for spring). Here’s what I ordered (the links to shop are at the bottom of the post).
We used the stickers to let everyone vote on what they thought it would be. I used the old “Wives Tales” prediction sheet to help them make their decision.
I had a little entry set up with a sweet photo of the latest ultrasound (not showing the gender part).
There as also food set out… just a little spread.
We also made sure we took a “Team Boy” and “Team Girl” photo before the big reveal.
BATTER UP!! Now, to preface the actual ball pitching and hitting… we defiantly did some practice. You have to… you only have one ball and once chance. So I was more nervous that there would be a fluke and he would miss more than anything else… but we had contact and….. (check out my IG @kaciegaston for the full video)
After the reveal we knew what we were going to name her and wanted to share that with everyone, so I made up little gifts to tell her name “Everly Sue Gaston” … I used the local and tasty “everly tea” and had little pink and white filler!
And here are some other photos from the evening!!
And for the kids at the party I had plastic bats and balls for them to play with! It went along with the baseball theme.
You can shop all of the party ideas here: